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the coverage of bob mcdonnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the when "the richmond times-dispatch" endorsed him last year they noted his, quote, moderate temperment. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the moderate seeming new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between
is happening in northe virginia on roads. >> water main break at tysons corner. sarah simmons is live. >> reporter: it's a 20-inch water main break. this happened at about 3:00 this morning. the water is shut off. and you can see the massive crater left behind. this is 123 norbound between international drive and the beltway. at this point theyare still trying to figure out if the road is safe. they are hoping they can get one lane open on the northbound side, otherwise this will be a while. the road has buckled. they say it could be eight pl hours or maybe even all day or possibly more to get the road fixed and driveable once again. v-dot is telling us this was due to a construction crew overnight that was working here on a hot lane project and they were boring underneath the surface to install piping for the project and that is when the break occurred. now falls church water authority have been out here as well. they shut off the water and are saying there are a few outages and mostly in tysons corner. you might have water but at a low pressure. it will be a traffic nightmare. 123 s
. >>> the news edge on virginia, the common health will be home to northrop grumman. they announced they are moving from southern california to northern virginia. john henrehan live with why the company chose virginia. i imagine the pentagon helped out. >> only about a mile and a half from where we are standing. we are not talking about a lot of jobs but very high paying jobs because this is the corporate headquarters of a fortune 100 company. d.c. wanted it, maryland wanted it but northrop grumman is coming to virginia. northrop grumman wants to be closegovernment. it has tens of thousands of workers at the shipyard in newport news and involved in aviation, technical services and information systems. virginia officials put incentive offers on the table. the ceo of the $34 billion a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economies played a big role. that was the incentives put forth by the state and counties as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mc
. >> thank you very much. >>> still ahead, confederate history month fallout. first, the governor of virginia comes under fire, and then you think the story is over, but now another state leader is being slammed for comments he made on slavery and the civil war. text your comments to "ac 360" or 22360. presidential historian douglas brinkley will join us ahead. >>> also is liz taylor actually engaged again? here's what she is saying about getting married for a ninth time. we have oil on our shores. natural gas can be a part of the solution. i think we need to work on wind resources. they ought to be carefully mapping every conceivable alternative. there is an endless opportunity right here. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medic
stronger maryland. >> reporter: one day after north roll grumman decided to choose virginia over maryland for its headquarters, some say he didn't doing enough. senator barbara mikulski says maryland has fared much better during the recession. >> i think he is going to win because he has shown he can govern during tough times. >> reporter: a recent poll found o'malley leading ehrlich 47% to 44%. that falls in the margin of error. now, granted,ing into ther one of these candidates is going to have too much a problem with name recognition. current governor says it is far too early to place too much importance on polling. >> those things go up and down and i'll let the pundits and radio disc jockeys comment about that sort of process stuff. >> reporter: o'malley is leerily hoping for more up than down looking to avoid the fate of his opponent who lost his first bid for re-election. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 morning news. >>> good morning to you. it is wednesday morning as we get a live look at our nation's capital under a beautiful moon. but temperatures really pretty nippy for this time of year
person? >> he was last seen driving a 1999 silver at zero with virginia check -- virginia tags -- silver acura with virginia tags. >> maryland senators had amended a bill considering giving schools and police new powers to deal with gangs. coming up, traffic is slow around the convention center. we will tell you how residents are coping. >> plus, the short list of possible supreme court nominees. >> and rescuers go into a west virginia mine. >> a nussle year in the the weather center. good looking stuff -- i am if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >> a somber servic
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> more breaking news on the deadlmine explosion in west virginia. emergency crews have suspended the search now because the oxygen levels are too low. they are still trying to reach at least four missing miners but they admit the chance for survival is slim. it is the worst mining disafter ther in more than two decades. >> it is happening in raleigh county, west virginia. ainsley earhart has more. >> reporter: ambulances surround the massey energy company's upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia. about 0 miles south of charleston. dozens were working in the coal mine athe time. explosion. search crews are combing the mine looking for survivors. >> we are hoping they possibly made it to one of the refuge chambers that are in place on the working section. >> reporter: people are now holding onto hope that those missing are still alive. >> it is a rescue operation. it is definitely not a recovery operation. refuge chambers have the ability to have 9 # hours of oxygen in them. so we have time on our side. >> reporter: as crews work into
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
12 months for metro. now the governors of maryland and gentleman virginia are teaming up with the mayor of d.c. to personally get metro back on track. >> reporter: the governors of virginia and maryland and the mayor of d.c. spent muscle of an hour discussing metro safety issues and agreeing they want to personally intervene. >> we feel changes must be made. we need to have more ability to have accountability in that system. >> reporter: the board that oversees metro is selected in different ways. in maryland the government appoints the local board members and alternates. in d.c. the mayor appoints half. the city council appoints half. in virginia the governor has no say. local board members are appointed by the various virginia cities and counties that metro runs in. these three executives want more power over the metro board. >> it's time for the governors and the mayor be a little more hands on and we'll be working through either legislative and statutory changes or using the bully pulpit more. >> reporter: they also want in person periodic meetings with metro's interi
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
grumman is moving its headquarters from los angeles to the d.c. area. yesterday they chose virginia over maryland and d.c.. the exact site remains unclear. up to 150 new jobs in our area is what it will mean. >> last month's mass shooting in southeast d.c., police arrested 21-rolled jeffrey best. the police chief says this is the final arrest in the case. best is also charged in the mouth 27 shooting death of jordan howe. -- march 27 shooting. >>> we have exclusive video of the underwear bomber training in yemen. abdulmutallab deshawn firing weapons and should speaking in arabic about his impending attack. -- is shown firing weapons. more beginning at 7:00 this morning on that. >> who says you cannot fight city hall? the district dismissed 70,000 parking tickets in 2009. >> we will head back down south where the cleanup continues to day after the deadly twisters. >> first we will find out if any more severe weather is in the forecast. >> people are assessing damage after the deadly tornadoes that swept through the south. nearly 700 homes were damaged over the weekend in mississippi alone
power is working to restore electricity to 1758 customers in northern virginia. >>> the storms that struck overnight left a mess in its wake. our kristin fisher has more from northeast washington. >> reporter: high winds and heavy rain brought down several trees and power lines overnight around the d.c. area. one of the biggest downed trees that we found is right here on neil street in northeast d.c. just look at this thing. this thing came down yesterday evening, and it's absolutely huge. it fell on several town homes in northeast d.c. as you can see. you can even see that it's really uprooted the entire tree and caused quite the problem for this sidewalk here. a lot of the sidewalk is gone. if you look at the street, you see the giant chunks of concrete all over the street. now, i spoke with the owner of this town home right here this pink town home. her name is paula lee. she says she just got a new roof six months ago. now she has to get another one. she's just happy to be alive. >> i was in the tub getting ready to go to sleep. it was about 8:15. i heard this boom, and my
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
returned their census forms. the breakdown also looks good for the washington region. in virginia, 57% of the forms have been returned. while in maryland, 54% of household forms have been returned. in the district, the number is 47%. but if you are one of the millions that have yet to return yours, you may want to get on that. tracie potts is working the big story this afternoon and is live on capitol hill. hi, tracie. >> reporter: good afternoon. today is not the deadline day yes. those numbers for maryland and virginia look good. they are above the national average. but this year, census officials say they think they may have a little more difficulty tracking people down because of the housing crisis. ♪ you probably heard those hip new ads and should have the census form by now. the government counts everyone live something the u.s. through april 1st which means this newborn will be one of the last ones counted. local officials are making a big deal at rallies all over the country today and here is why. >> every missed resident could lose $13,000. >> reporter: all about the money.
. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-grilled lobster and parmesan scampi... our signature lobster lover's dream... and eleven more choices. endg soon at red lobster. >>> accused controversy arising out of virginia after a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april federal co
temperatures, 56-degree in washington. 56 in annapolis. 55 at quantico, virginia. 54 in gaithersburg. salisbury at 55 degrees. our temperatures are quite consistent. forecast if today, couple early morning showers and clouds. then this afternoon -- that is not the right page there. we'll see clearing skies as the day progresses. our high today will be in the low 60s. we'll fix that for you and get that for you shortly. >> good. i think we got better temperatures on the way which will be nice. >> yes, we do. >> i don't know about you but it was a late night and a rough morning because of that the caps loss. >> i stayed to the end. not a good idea. >> you and me both. now, is one and we're done and we have to win this one on wednesday night. on the roads, not looking so bad. as tony said vers he -- he was using the wipers. had an incident on the beltway near st. barnabas road. that has been cleared to the shoulder n virginia, 95 is looking good out of dumfries headed up towards the capital beltway. 66 headed eastbound. no problems to report as you continue in towards 13 making your way out towar
to 64. that's a cooler spot. 70 in martinsburg, west virginia. our forecast for today, increasing clouds, showers and thunderstorms rolling in, but probably not until late this afternoon and evening. heaviest rains and shower chances coming after 8:00 p.m. this evening. for tomorrow, a lingering shower or two first thing this time tomorrow morning. sunshine breaking out by tomorrow afternoon it will feel cooler than average tomorrow, believe it or not, temperatures will stay in the mid to high 50s that will feel down right cold compared to the back-to-back 90s we've had. it's going to be a toasty one today, jerry. temperatures up into the mid 80s once again. >> chuck, we will be prepared. let's see how we're doing. early morning thursday morning commute getting under way. quiet northbound and southbound right now. as you make the trip on the capital beltway no hangups. let's see how we're doing along 270 southbound there was overnight road work headed out of gaithersburg, they are in the process of picking that up. northbound still working on the roadway, but no significant delays so far
some 40s from spring spooeld, virginia, out towards culpep culpeper. check out these will will:00 a.m. temperatures feeling like the middle of summer out there. our temperature at national airport has hopped up now to 81 doigs. 8 out in fairfax and loudoun counties. 81 in manassas and frederick, maryland. 71 at the naval academy in annapolis. a hint of a bay breeze there. quantico, a breeze coming you have the tidal potomac. no rain just yet. we are waiting on a chance for showers to come in late this afternoon, primarily this evening part of a weather front coming our way. a couple of sprinkles in northern west virginia. increasing clouds, very warm, quite breezy out there. chance of showers late in the day. probably after the sun goes down. mid 80s today, barbara but this is it. no more 80s in the seven-day forecast. >> it sure has been nice. of course, we will get it again later. thanks a lot. >>> and jerry edwards has an update on the midday traffic. how is it looking out there at this hour? >> looking pretty good. we're recovering from a couple of issues. beltway northern virgi
miners in west virginia. officials determined that the mine's air is now safe enough to allow crews back in. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> reporter: for the third time since monday's explosion an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine sometime after midnight. >> we'll be in a position this evening or this morning to make a mad dash. >> reporter: carrying four extra oxygen masks the crew will push towards two reinforced safety chambers about five miles inside the mine. experts agree the only way four missing miners could have survived if they made to it these safe havens. >> i hope they will come out alive. >> reporter: as they pray for that miracle they must prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the miners of those who died in the blast. >> it will be a slow process. we got to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame on it. we'll just try to do it as soon as possible. >> i believe families are relieved and knowing this proces
spending for the next three years except for national security. >>> today, the virginia governor will give details about a northrop grumman plane's mission to northern virginia. the new headquarters will be built either in fairfax county near the airport or in crystal city near the pentagon. northrop grumman is moving its headquarters to the washington, d.c., area for los angeles. it should bring about 300 senior level employees to washington, d.c. >>> in maryland, the governor is getting off his reelection campaign. he began a three-day campaign swing today in baltimore. he plans to stop in at largo, waldorf, and in another city later this afternoon. he will go to 11 stops total. he faces former republican governor robert erlich this fall. >>> after a stormy weekend, signs of clearing finally today. the winds are still being out there. brian van de graaf has a look at our first forecast. it was so nice to see the sun. we were ready. >> yes, we work. it was pretty nice after the morning clouds disappeared it. we see another batch of clouds working. another liddell system must swing in done
in virginia are warning parents about the attempted abduction of a young child. two brothers were walking home near lanise way in bristo yesterday evening when a man tried to snatch the 5-year-old. his older brother who is 9 pushed the boy away from the suspect and then ran for help. neither boy was injured. but police would like to hear from anybody who saw someone or something suspicious. >>> just a week after killing a bill to give the district voting rights because of a rider that weaknd the city's gun laws, they reacted to a stand alone bill during the same thing. the changes could affect the safety of those who work or live in the district. craig melvin joins us with more. craig? >> reporter: doreen, tomorrow marks the start of the next round of congress versus d.c. in a seemingly never ending battle over gun laws and who has the right to make them. this comes as a city still reels over the deaths of four teenagers killed in a drive by shooting not far from here. that was exactly four weeks ago tonight. on what the bill would mean, d.c.'s lone voice in congress is emphatic and clear. >>
been happening overnight in virginia. 66 running smoothly as you travel in from centreville to the beltway. southbound 270 out of high hood as you leave mva coming into rockville, all the lanes are open. no problems reported on 95 and 295 out of laurel. still a quiet trip through northeast washington. if you are traveling northbound on 395, easy commute leaving the beltway as you guys continue northbound up to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. >>> the flames and smoke pouring from the roof of a home in prince george's county. this was along rambler drive in adelphi. not clear yet what sparked the fire. we are told one person was burned and taken to the hospital. two adults and four children would live in the home are all going to need to find a new place to stay for now. >>> following a still developing story, germany has reopened its air space this morning. worldwide flights to europe were grounded for six days because of ash from a volcano in iceland that posed the danger. sarah simmons joins us from the airport where some travelers are g
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
in west virginia where today we could get more news as the rescue attempts start up again this morning. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, kiran. it looks like they are a little ways away from the signing ceremony. >> we are expecting a press conference in the next 20 minutes here at the marsh fork element stare school. if things went as scheduled, four teams of eight rescuers should be in the mile a little more than an hour and a half. they have to get down five miles to where the miners are believed to be trapped. they have spent the last 18, almost 24 hours clearing the mine of toxic levels of methane. they have it down to a level where it is nonexplosive but not nondangerous. they hope to have some word if things can progreg and they don't run into unforeseen circumstances in the mine probably somewhere in the next couple of hours or so, we may know the fate of those four miners. it is such a tragedy that happened on monday afternoon, 25 lives taken. three of the lives were from the same family. last night, after a prayer vigil in a nearby town, i sat down with the mother, the aunt a
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
side, maryland. 39 in springfield and dale city. 37 in manassas. 39 martinsburg, west virginia. when a nice day it will be today. plenty of sunshine today. that's how the irish republican army would say it. 76 degree. >> we have a wrinkle the rush hour. folks coming out of fredericksburg, 95 northbound before you get to -- sorry, north of route 3 before route 17, accident to the left. trackter tiler involved. route 3 to route 1 to 17, back over to i-95. relatively easy. overnight road work, the interchange at quantico should be wrapped up. let's head over to see how we are doing elsewhere. road work on the inner loop. braddock road, few moments ago, flashing lights. they are still out there. >> jerry, thank you. >>> it is now 18 minutes before the top of the hour. why there's suddenly more rest for the weary along virginia's highways. >> search for two missing cousins. why their cell phones could be a crucial clue about what happened to them. >>> a father ar renchlgts cue efforts continue in china following strong earthquakes that struck a mountainous reege original near tibet yester
and virginia came together to ask for more oversight of the agency. news4's megan mcgrath joins us with more. >> good morning. there have been 15 accidents in the metro system in the last year. the chairman of the committee on oversight in government reform opened this hearing by saying that was completely unacceptable and that something needs to change. now, metro officials including the new interim gm, richard sorrells are appearing before that committee today to answer questions about their safety record and what's being done to make sure that the system and the passengers are safe. now, some lawmakers a calling for more oversight over metro. specifically that there needs to be an agency with real teeth, real enforcement powers to watch over the system as well as come up with safety procedures. right now they say there is not such an entity that has enforcement powers and plays that role. also, others are calling for more funding, specifically federal funding for metro so that they can get back to do some of the maintenance and other things that they need to do and they hope that that wil
. we'll wrap with a look at virginia. with those taillights on 66 headed eastbound, they're clearly below speed between route 50 and route 23. back to you. >> thanks, angie. >>> president obama says the plan to allow drilling off the shore of virginia is part of a larger energy plan. the president made his announcements yesterday at andrews air force base. he says energy independence is a national security issue. mr. prom is lifting the ban on drilling 50 miles off the coast. new drilling could begin in two years. the president has a supporter in the move, virginia governor bob mcdonnell, a republican. >> when you were just a candidate -- when i was a candidate for governor, i talked about virginia being the energy capital of the east coast and it would take a comprehensive approach to energy development, that we needed to use all of virginia's natural resources. >> environmental groups like the sierra club opposed the president's plan saying it could do eeklogical damage. >>> some healthcare advocates nationwide and on the hill are calling for a tax on soft drinks as a way to cut o
a developing story in reston virginia right now. a 2-year-old boy has died after falling from the 3rd story window of a home. it happened just before 6:00 tonight on a townhouse on heritage oak park. it appears the child fell through a screen. police say the parents were home at the time and that it appears to have been a tragic accident. >>> we are learning disturbing new details tonight about a high-rise fire last night miraculously everyone made it out safely, despite no fire alarms going off. investigators say it wasn't the first time the system has failed. news4's darcy spencer is the the fire station tonight. darcy? >> reporter: hi, pat. right now there is a mandatory fire watch happening that the apartment complex. that means apartment management has to stay there 24 hours a day walking the hauls making sure that building is safe until the fire system can be repaired. >> reporter: prince george's county fire officials say the condominium building where a two-alarm blaze sent residents from their units friday night has i history code violations. the fire alarm system did not activate
stay tuned for all that enough and the latest from west virginia as we roll on. martha: we'll see you tomorrow. jane: good morning, i'm jane skinner, jon: i'm jon scott, "happening now" in the top box, minutes away from the news conference with the governor of west virginia on the country's deadliest mine disaster in 25 years. we expect we'll hear more about the fate of those four miners still missing. jane: in the middle we're waiting to see in court attorneys for three teenagers charged with bullying the 15-year-old girl, phoebie prince, so merslessly, according to prosecutors, she committed suicide. these kids are among nine classmates charged in her death. jon: in the bottom locks, eon gonzalez captivated the nation in 199 before he was sent back to cuba. guess what, he's 16 years old now. we'll show you what he looks like. jane: here's what's happening now in the newsroom, live pictures, we're working hard to bring you the latest on all that's developing. jon: we begin in west virginia, where a stunned community prays and hose, at least 25 miners dead after an underground exp
, los angeles >> couric: meanwhile, in west virginia, hope is turning to despair. the fate of four missing miners remains uncertain tonight as once again dangerous conditions inside the mine forced rescue teams to turn back. national correspondent jim axelrod is in montcoal, west virginia. jim, it's been more than four days since this explosion. where does the rescue operation stand now? >> reporter: katie, for the third time in two days rescue teams are back inside the mine, although it is clear to say with every passing hour chances grow slimmer for a miracle in west virginia. the funerals started today in west virginia. 61-year-old benny willingham was among the first laid to rest. his army buddies flew here from california to say good-bye. they used to ask their pal about his dangerous job. >> he said "it is what it is, i've got to take care of the family." he knew what the possibilities could be. >> reporter: the remaining glimmer of hope continued to fade this afternoon after more frustration for rescue crews. at 12:45 this morning, two teams with eight workers each had enter
to be possible? who knows. maryland and virginia square-off in a prime-time la cros tilt. >> and plus the capitals trying to set a franchise road on the road in >>> espn reporter erin andrews has beefed up her personal security. she's received more than a dozen death threats. the e-mails have been described as explicitly violent. last month a 48-year-old insurance executive was sentenced to more than two years in prison for secretly viotaping andrews in her hotel room. andrews' attorney says he does not believe that the two cases are link said. meanwhile, andrews' asked abc for more security on the set of "dancing with the stars" that's where she's currently a contestant. >>> an important recall to tell you about, it involves something that could be throughout your entire house, drywall. fumes from some drywall made in china may be dangerous to your health. they have a sulf idcompound that gives off a recent egg smell. the federal government says removing that drywall will not be enough, the official with the consumer of product says drywall should be gutted. for one virginia family,
, but it is much harder to actually prepare them for it. in today's hero central report, we take you to virginia. derek reports that everyone is welcome. >> if they didn't come here, what would happen to them? >> they would probably be with a baby-sitter. >> reporter: it is elizabeth's job to make sure that doesn't happen to her on the children on her watch. they come up at 18 months and they leave ready for kindergarten, no matter what it takes. >> so, 2/3 of our children here are from low working income families. that clean houses our work in fast food restaurants. mostern less then $25,000 a year. >> i try to go to every school in the area. >> reporter: susanna came to the school with a boy who could barely speak one language. >> has your son gotten getter? >> yes. be can speak two languages, english and spanish >> like all stories, this comes with a price. >> we have to raise $300,000 a year to manage the program. so, money from places is just a huge gift to us. >> reporter: and apparently it is money well spent. 2/3 of the children are from low income families the rest have parents paying f
.c. resident. virginia senator jim webb has co-sponsored a resolution honoring her. he said "as a civil rights activist and confidante to many african american leaders, she was unwavering in her commitment to equality and fairness. her leadership "we've an undeniable mark." >>> time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes with lisa baden now. >> moving nicely coming out of southern maryland. i'm going to look at a couple of maps. pretty good run on route 4, route 5, 28, s210210. baltimore national park lake running in your favor. normal volume on 270. southbound on the friedrichs into montgomery county looks good so far. 66 and 95, volume increasing in manassas and 95 heading into dale city. it's okay through springfield. let's go to brian van de graaff. >> thank you. temperatures are much milder than the last couple days because of the cloud cover and light rain that's pushing into the metro area. it's 52 and alexandra, 47 in frederick, 51 in centreville, 48 in hagerstown. light showers coming up 95. manassas and fauquier county, a few sprinkles. leesburg and western frederick county as well
this morning. >> today marks the three-year anniversary of the virginia tech shooting which left 32 people and the gunman dead. today they will pay tribute to the victims on campus. classes will be cancelled. two benches will be dedicated to honor survivors and resilience of the community. a candlelight vigil will be held this evening. the police officers, new details in the store you birdsall on abc 7, the police officers caught on tape beating a university of maryland student are getting death threats. prince george's county police have suspended two more officers. two other officers were suspended after the video service on monday. it shows police beating john mckenna with a baton during a celebration last month. that was a celebration of the victory over duke. >> still ahead, our break at the verizon center. the capitals brought a close game into overtime. >> also, could this be another roadblock for representation? one lawmaker has promised to challenge the district's right to vote. >> above-average temperatures today. big changes for the weekend. you are >> happy friday morning. fina
>>> making news on this thursday, april 8th -- >> breaking news from the west virginia coal mine. enough toxic air has cleared to send rescue crews keep into the mine, in search of the four, missing men. >>> flight scare. fighter jets scrambled, fbi teams mobilize. but was it all a misunderstanding. >>> and today oprah winfrey will reportedly make a big announcement about her future. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm todd connor, in for jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm vinita nair. after standing by all night long, rescue crews are finally making their long journey inside the upper big branch coal mine in west virginia at this hour. >> once the mine's air quality was deemed safe a short time ago, they got the green light to begin searching for the four miners missing since monday's explosion. steven portnoy joins us on the phone from montcoal with the latest. >> good morning, todd and vinita. at this hour, four eight-man teams, 32 rescuers, are entering the mine for the first time since they had to evacuate early tuesday morning. the rescuers, themselves miners from this mine and oth
area. find out how much it's costing virginia to get them here. >>> the sign says we buy cars. but do they? i'm beth parker. i'll tell you why some people are upset with this company. >>> this quick thinking 8-year-old is credited with saving his grandmother's life. what he did when she had a medical emergency behind the wheel. l.avrnndeais >>> d.c. wanted it and so did maryland but virginia got it. grummond is moving to the commonwealth. the news force on virginia. >> reporter: north republic grummond has a presence in virginia and thousands of workers in the shipyard at newport news. virginia officials put incentives on the table but so did government leaders in maryland and d.c. the ceo of the 34 billion dollars a year company explained why virginia won out. >> the proximity and the available real estate played a big role in it but the economics also played a big role. the economics were both the incentives put forward by the state and by the counties, as well as the economics of the available real estate. >> reporter: virginia governor bob mcdonald estimated in
around through silver spring. no problems coming in out of virginia. don't forget about the summit taking place around verizon. a good portion of massachusetts avenue will be tied up between 9th and 1th streets and there will be additional closures because of parking. if you can, work from home, metro into work but beprepared for lengthy delays downtown today. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> our big story, julie touched it. you can expect a lot of traffic problems in d.c. for the next couple of days as world leaders are in town for a nuclear summit and security will be extra tight. >>> sarah simmons joins us live this morning. she is in northwest washington near the convention center with all the details. >> good morning. >> reporter: district transportation officials have been planning for this for days. as you can see behind me, there are already those fences that are up, barricades that are up and you will note is a military presence already in lace here around the convention center. -- in place here around the convention
that you get nothing. >> move onto another one here, virginia's republican governor bob mcdonnell declaring april is confederate month. it sparks anger among civil rights leader and others. mcdonnell saying it will promote state tourism leading up to its 150 athanniversary of the civil war next year. the declaration honors the men, they say, who fought in the war but it makes no mention of slavery, for instance. former virginia governor douglas wilder the grandson of slaves himself, called the omission "mind-boggling." matt, your view on -- whether it's virginia or any formally confederate state that would use a confederate celebration, absent the acknowledgement of slavery is a mechanism to generate tourism revenue. >> virginia i think has four ongoing things that they're honoring right now, including organ donation and child safety month. but april i guess was just to create confederate month here in the commonwealth of virginia. my take is i think it is entirely fitting and proper and to remember and to honor virginians who died fighting in this civil war, but i also agree with governor
of the miners in west virginia. >>> i'm jamie colby, the news continues with the latest from washington. have a good week. >>> a deadly twister sweeps through the deep south killing at least ten people. right now, rescue workers are coking through neighborhoods in mississippi looking for more victims. we'll go there live next. >>> and the media talking about goldman sachs making serious investments while the rest of the country was seeing jobs and their savings disappear. and a key pundit that is setting the republican talking points these days, is tea party a problem? live from the capital, the news starts right now. >>> utter obliteration, how the governor of mississippi is describing a deadly torn that i had that tore through his home city, yazoo, mississippi yesterday. it tore through 100 homes killing 13 people. >> we're told this could have been aef-4, and that means sustained winds topping 200 miles per hour. the national weather service has not confirmed that but crews are on the way to look at the damage like that behind me. this is what is left of hillcrest baptist church and walk,
. >>> the memorials have begun for the miners skilled in the explosion in west virginia. we're going to take you there and explain what happens next. don't go away. we're coming right back. >>> search crews are continuing to recovery bodies from the west virginia coal mine blast. 29 people were killed in monday's explosion. it is being labeled the nation's worst mining disaster in 40 years. president obama says there will be a thorough investigation and accountability for the incident. meantime mourners are remembering those who lost their lives. on the first sunday following the blast many attended church prayer services. >> reporter: they wore many hats, including a coal miner's helmet. the 29 men killed in the upper big branch mine were outdoors men athletes and musicians. they were brothers fathers and friends. >> there is a bond there that i can't explain to no one. it just is a bond that -- brotherhood. >> reporter: has rescuers begin to recover the bodies from monday's explosion loved ones struggle with grief, as they recall loved ones that range from 20 to 61. the west virginia state med
virginia. the worst coal mining disaster in the u.s. in 40 years. overnight search crews found the bodies of four more miners, a total of 29 people were killed. >>> in bangkok, more violent clashes between thai police and government protesters. 15 people were killed today including a cameraman for the reuters news agency. nearly 500 were hurt. protesters had been in the streets for weeks. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> next time you fly on spirit airlines, leave the carry-on at home. all right? or i guess if you're checking it, it wouldn't be carry-on. it could cost you 45 bucks to stow it in the overhead. the discount carrier caused major turbulence this week when it became the first to impose a carry fee -- a carry-on fee which takes effect august 1st. after that, it might cost more to fly your luggage than yourself. what's next? pay toilets? don't laugh. one european airline is planning to do it. don't babies fly free on your laugh. i'll have to ask ben baldanza that, the ceo of spirit airlines. do babies fly free if they're on your lap? >> babies under 2 fly free. >> what
handelsman is in naoma, west virginia, with more on the story. >> reporter: in raleigh county, west virginia, the sky is brightening and the rain is backing off. that might mean more than just a psychological boost for the folks here who are agonizing over the fate of four missing miners. high air pressure is good when this storm front moves through overnight and the barometric pressure dropped, officials here who are familiar with the phenomenon explained that lower pressure in the mine meant more toxic and importantly explosive methane gas and able to seep into the mine chambers from the surrounding rock and coal. too much methane in the mine men more drilling and more pumping as rescue teams feed a hasty retreat. >> setback. worst of our three options. from a rescue attempt. >> reporter: 32 rescuers had gotten the green light overnight and headed in miles to go. back on the surface, technicians were getting bad readings. near where four miners could be taking shelter the air had turned explosive. too much methane. officials worried about another blast like the one that killed 25 men monda
. investigators say he was last seen driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia plates, xk 167815 -- xks 1522. >>> it does not look like poland's plane had any technically problems before it crashed in russia. lech kaczynski and his wife were among the 96 people killed in the crash. as fox's amy kellogg reports it has left many in poland devastated. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people line the streets of warsaw mourning the death of president lech kaczynski. some softly singing the country's national anthem. others tossing flowers at the hearse carrying the late president. the road up to the presidential palace has become a shrine. memorial liesing the country's leader, his wife and other dignitaries who lost their lives in saturday more than's plane crash. flowers and candles have piled up out side the palsy where hundreds gathered at noon sunday to two minutes of silence. some mourners are trying to emphasize poland's strength and stability. >> it will not affect us in terms of any political organization. the nation is well organized and we have a constitution that is in place, and the
's five-day forecast. >>> new tonight, police released video of a b heist in northern virginia. a fast-food restaurant with customers inside. prisons william county police say they're not the only brazen bandits on the run. wisdom martin has the latest. >> reporter: we're talking about three different crimes and groups of suspects but what makes this so stunning is the fact that they're so aggressive and bold when they're committing these crimes. tonight police are releasing surveillance video of the suspect in action in hopes of getting them off the streets. this is just released surveillance video captured at wendy's on old bridge rode a few months ago around 9:00 just after customers placed their orders, police say two masked men rushed in. >> two suspects came in. one is going to stay at the front counter. and then the other is going to jump over. and take the manager with him to the back room. >> reporter: he struck the manager in the head and forced him to the ground. eventually he forced that same manager to open the safe. took the money, and ran away. >> there is always a poten
. from the tiny town in west virginia still in shock. >> reporter: poisonous gas is keeping rescuers from reaching the men in the mine. families of the 25 other miners are slowly getting word that their loved ones did not survive the explosion. >> it's quite evident something went very wrong. >> reporter: michelle lost her father, he was just 5 weeks away from retiring. >> we were his life. coal mining game next. >> reporter: a blast happen during a shift change at the upper minor. it's about 30-miles south. it has a history of safety problems for not properly ventilating gas. crews are trying to drill shafts into the mine to release the toxic gases, it could be wednesday night before they determine if the air is safe enough for rescuers to go back inside. they reached one of the airtight chambers and found it empty. >> if i'm on that side of table and that's my father and my brother or my uncle or cousin, i'm going to have hope. >> families of the miners are trying to comfort each other. >> we'll make it. tough people waiting as emergency crews continue their work. wjz, eyewitness n
search for four missing miners in west virginia. >> they are still holding out hope that the workers escaped the explosion and made it to an airtight chamber with extra oxygen and water. but the search continues this morning. let's get back to west virginia where will thomas has the latest for us. >> reporter: steve and allison, good morning. real progress this morning. about 4:55 a.m. rescuers reentered the mine to get to where the four miners are believed to be. they are advancing on a man trip and rail car and they will go 75% of the way. it is a five mile trek from the point of entry. some will be on foot. conditions will determine how quickly they can move forward. the 32 rescuers are using oxygen tanks but if the air quality becomes dangerous, meaning ideal for another explosion, they'll have to pull back or stop advancing. now this is a rescue effort so all of the rescuers are focused on trying to find the four missing miners. >> right now we're in the full rescue. rescue is basically that we have four unaccounted for. we want to make sure we are able to locate and hopefully b
with the final four and the national championship is set. duke against west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in part to john shier. duke will meet underdog butler on monday night. the hometown bulldog beat michigan state 52-50. gordon heyward scored 19 points. butler will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, alexander semin scored his goal ensuring the victory. >>> yesterday kevin youkilis hit a 2 two-run homer. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. >>> we now know gilbert arenas will serve his time at a halfway house in montgomery county. he pleaded guilty back in january to possessioning a gun without a license. a judge sentenced him to 400 hours of community service and 30 days in a halfway house. arenas will serve his time at the montgomery county pre-release center, which allows residents to leave for work or community service. arenas' arrival date has not been released for security reasons. but it is expected to happen soon
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